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Many Readers Say Rep. Esty Should Resign

According to various news sources, Rep Elizabeth Esty, CT 5th Congressional district including New Britain, entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after learning of allegations…

Report Blight: SEECLICKFIX App Launched

Now when you see blight, you too can take a picture and report it. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Monday that the City of New Britain has officially launched a mobile application and compendium website called SeeClickFix that allows individuals to…

Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

Those pesky holes that form when the asphalt fails because the cold weather freezes and then warms up again, better known as potholes, have been a menace across City roads this year. But now instead of a cold patch, a…

Annual City Fishing Derby Scheduled For April 14

Get your rods and reels cleaned as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department annual Fishing Derby is to be held at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park is coming quickly. The event is set for Saturday, April 14th, from…

TRIAD’s 20th Annual Senior Prom Coming April 19

It’s time for seniors to get all dolled up and be a teen again. This year’s TRIAD Senior Prom is only a few weeks away. It will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 5-9 p.m. at New Britain High…

Council Approves Debt Restructuring

During a Special Council meeting Wednesday night the Common Council approved a 22-23 year debt restructuring package. According to Ald. Jamie Giantonio, the number of years will be decided at issuance. John Healey of Mesirow Financial Services, the City’s financial…

NBHA Has New Executive Director

John Hamilton, the new executive director of the New Britain Housing Authority wants to change the perception of the way public housing is viewed. “Because it is low income (people believe) all we do is provide people someplace to go….

OIC New Britain Annual Gala “Back in Action” June 1

Three people will be honored on June 1 during the OIC New Britain Gala. According to Paulette Fox, executive director of OIC, the group has “already begun preparations for our Annual Gala, an evening destined to be full of surprises,…

Debt Consolidation Agreement Reached

It appears the two parties have reached an agreement and debt consolidation bonding could be passed at next Wednesday’s Council meeting. Mayor Pro-tempore Eva Magnuszewski said a leadership meeting on March 17 took place to discuss the new bonding package…

New Britain Homes: The Best Value Around

Realtors in the City are excited about selling real estate in New Britain as prices continue to rise as homes offer great value to buyers. House properties are on the upturn and millenials are driving the market. “Millenials were renting…